Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Thomas’ Edison’s Phonograph Patent

One of my favorite tweets of the day was McIntosh Labs celebration of the 138th anniversary of Thomas Edison's patent of...

The Art of Listening: Lost?

I'd like to think that I wasn't in a more pensive mood than usual, but this evening especially, I was thinking about the art...

The Power of Music’s Emotive Quality—A Tale of the iPhone and the Sony Hi-Res...

  Today I was at one of my favorite, local coffee shops. I don't know what it is about a café's ambiance...

Apple Backs Down to Taylor Swift’s Open Letter. Will Pay Artists During Apple Music...

I've been watching the release of Apple's new streaming service, which was just announced at the company's World Wide Developer Conference...
Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, moves westward towards Florida. Photo credit: NOAA

Hurricanes and disasters: The case for Radio

Hurricane Harvey has flooded Houston and devastated a large swath of Texas. On the horizon, hurricane Irma—the most powerful Atlantic storm in recorded history—has...

iTunes Radio Bitrate?

iTunes Radio is now live with the launch of iOS7 and iTunes 11.1 the question is, what is the bitrate?  The iTunes Radio bitrate...
Apple AirPods

Will Apple’s AirPods be seen as the first networked headphones?

Apple's AirPods signal the future of network-enabled headphones.
Poor Audiophile Amplifier of the Year: Benchmark AHB2 Power Amplifier

When is a $3,000 Power Amplifier an Audiophile Bargain?

When it comes to amplifiers, great power comes at a significant cost.  That then begs the question, what constitutes a great amplifier bargain?  Last...
Like many retailers, Best Buy is offering Cyber Monday deals on audio and home theater.

CyberMonday Audiophile Deals

CyberMonday, the Monday after Black Friday, is another day that retailers attempt to entice consumers with the promise of deeply discounted wares.  So what...
Audiophile talk over coffee becomes heated when the topic of exotic cables comes up.

An Audiophile’s Blind Obsession With Cables: A misguided focus can ruin your system

I was sitting with some friends over drinks a few weeks ago when one of them shared details about his newest acquisition, a pair of speakers....

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